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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
In the province of al-Minyā in southern Egypt, representatives of prominent families paid a visit to the Coptic Christians and the pastor of the Evangelical church to apologize for the attack on the church's newly constructed building, which had a building license.
Egyptian security forces were able to restore calm in the village of al-Fawākhir, Samāllūṭ town, in the southern Egyptian governorate of al-Minyā, after violence erupted there on Tuesday evening (April 23).
Security forces in the Upper Egyptian province of al-Minyā and the deputy governor rushed to al-Fawākhir village after reported assaults by extremists on Copts over rumors about the construction of a church.
The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and the churches of Alexandria commemorated the martyrdom of eight Christians who died during a bombing attempt at the cathedral. This took place on Palm Sunday in 2017, and Pope Tawāḍrūs was in the vicinity when these bombings occurred.
The Samāllūṭ archdiocese in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minyā commemorated the 9th anniversary of the ‘Martyrs of the Homeland and Faith’ this week. These individuals were killed in Libya in 2015, between February 9 to 16.
On Friday, February 16, the Coptic community in Egypt commemorated  the 9th anniversary of the massacre of 21 Egyptian Christians in the Libyan city of Sirte by the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or Dāʿish, in the Arabic acronym, on February 15, 2015.   
Cornelis Hulsman is from a conservative Christian Reformed family in the Netherlands but developed a fascination for the Coptic Orthodox Church. He became a member in 1985. Many stories of Christian persecution in Muslim countries come from the Dutch Christian organization Open Doors,  which has an...
Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiya, professor of Islamic Sharia at al-Azhar University, is again raising controversy because of his statements about Jesus Christ, which some considered as mockery of Jesus.
A video of Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya, professor of Islamic law at al-Azhar University, was spread on social media, in which he talked about the Sermon on the Mount. However, the video, which was a response to journalist and TV host Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, was shared as a mockery of Jesus Christ.  The circulating...


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